Calvillo

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Calvillo (City)
City
Coat of arms of Calvillo (City)
Coat of arms
Municipality location in Aguascalientes
Municipality location in Aguascalientes
Calvillo (City) is located in Mexico
Calvillo (City)
Calvillo (City)
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°51′N 102°43′W / 21.850°N 102.717°W / 21.850; -102.717Coordinates: 21°51′N 102°43′W / 21.850°N 102.717°W / 21.850; -102.717
Country  Mexico
State Aguascalientes
Municipality (county) Calvillo
Area
 • Total 359.56 sq mi (931.26 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,742

Calvillo is a city in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. The town serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Calvillo. Calvillo is the second most populated city in the state, surpassed in importance only by the capital city. It is located to the western part of the state, at about 52 kilometers of the city of Aguascalientes. It stands at 21°51′N 102°43′W / 21.850°N 102.717°W / 21.850; -102.717 in the southwestern corner of the state.

Calvillo has to offer several attractions and interesting places. One of them is the Main Square, dated from 1778 is famous for its orange trees. In this square is Eagle Trail which indicates the Independence route. The temple of our Lord of the Salitre, built in 1772, in which interior the paintings are considered true jewels of religious art. The beautiful dome toppling the church has an exceptional size and diameter. Its rarest feature is that it is made as a single architectural piece; so, for domes like this one, there exist only five in the whole world. There are also exquisite frescoes depicting the life of St Joseph, the patron of the city. The Guadalupe Temple is another important church with majestic towers.

Cave art at El Tepozan

Another interesting place is the Malpaso Dam. The outskirts of Calvillo are a magnet for tourists. The Sierra del Laurel, south of the town, is a prolongation of Sierra Fría and highly sought-after by rock climbers because of its steep sides. Also nearby are the La Cordorniz Dam, and the ex-convent of the Tepozán, where, at the bottom of the gully, there is a rocky area with cave paintings. The prehistoric paintings of El Tepozan show diverse figures in different colors imprinted in various eras. Very close to these two attractions, in the town of La Panadera, it is still practiced the old craft of embroidery and unthreading or "deshilados", the state's craft by excellence.

Calvillo is the largest guava producer in Mexico and famous for its superb confectionery and liqueurs made from this fruit, which you can sample at the Guava Fair held during the first week of December.

The economy in Calvillo is centered on the guava, although there is other agriculture and a great deal of commerce. Calvillo is better known as the world capital of the guava.

People from calvillo are called "Calvillences".

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, Calvillo had a total population of 19,742,[1]

Ethnicity[edit]

  • White 80% (Spanish, French, Dutch and Italian)
  • Mestizo 10%
  • Asian 1% (Korean and Japanese)
  • Amerindian 1%
  • Argentinians 8%

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Calvillo, Aguascalientes
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
26
(78)
29
(84)
32
(89)
33
(92)
32
(90)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(83)
28
(83)
27
(80)
24
(76)
28.4
(83.2)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(40)
4
(40)
7
(44)
9
(49)
12
(54)
14
(58)
14
(58)
14
(57)
13
(56)
11
(51)
7
(44)
5
(41)
9.5
(49.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.7)
10
(0.4)
3
(0.1)
10
(0.4)
18
(0.7)
97
(3.8)
150
(6)
145
(5.7)
104
(4.1)
36
(1.4)
10
(0.4)
10
(0.4)
611
(24.1)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calvillo". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Calvillo, Aguascalientes". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on April 24, 2013.

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